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{| class="infobox" style="border-color:#B0C4DE; width:26em; font-size:85%" |- |align="right"|'''Chinese name|Ancestral name (姓):'''||Zi (surname)|Zi (; Pinyin: Zǐ) |- |align="right"|'''Chinese surname|Clan name (氏):'''||Kong (surname)|Kong (Ch: 孔; Py: Kǒng) |- |align="right"|'''Chinese given name|Given name (名):'''||Qiu (Ch: 丘; Py: Qiū) |- |align="right"|'''Chinese courtesy name|Courtesy name (字):'''||Zhongni (Ch: 仲尼; Py: Zhōngní) |- |align="right"|'''Styled:'''||Master KongRomanization|Romanized as Confucius. (Ch: Wiktionary:孔|孔Wiktionary:子|子; Py: Kǒngzǐ) |} '''Confucius''' (; September 28, 551 – 479 BC). was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and Chinese philosophy|philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of History of China|Chinese history. The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental...
RegionChinese philosophy
EraAncient philosophy
Birth date28 September 551 BC
Birth placeZou, Lu (state)|Lu state (now :zh:南辛鎮|Nanxinzhen, Qufu, Shandong, China)
Death date479 BC (aged 71–72)
Death placeLu (state)|Lu state
NationalityLu state, Zhou dynasty|Zhou China
School traditionFounder of Confucianism
Main interestsMoral philosophy, social philosophy, ethics
InfluencesI Ching, Book of Rites
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